Friar’s Chair

Spain, 17th century

Walnut, leather, bronze

37 H by 21 1/5 L by 26 W inches

An archetypical Spanish armchair. The friar chair was used in Convents in the 16th and 17th centuries in Italy and Spain. The back and the arms are completely straight, making a sober posture of the person who sits. The seat and the back are made of leather with round bronze nails, the only ornamentation of the chair. The back legs have a slight obtuse angle, and the arms are completely straight with an end in a soft curve.The chair is simple, with a lack of decoration, that makes for a timeless accessory for the home. In perfect condition.

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